Invisalign Dentist in Tinley Park, Illinois
Clear and Effective Braces
Invisalign provides an invisible way to straighten your teeth without the metallic appearance of traditional braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. These aligners have been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide, as well as the countless success stories from real people who used them to improve their smiles.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign products function a lot like standard braces. Measured pressure from the clear aligner moves teeth a fraction of a millimeter over several stages. Computer imagery is used to move the teeth safely, without risking too much pressure. The aligners are worn like a retainer for most of the day, for a couple of weeks.
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
The most notable difference and main selling point of Invisalign aligners is that they are invisible. Most people won’t be able to tell that you’re wearing aligners. In contrast, braces are clearly visible by everyone. While it’s a matter of taste whether you or anyone else finds braces unsightly, the metallic appearance of braces will always be obvious to onlookers.
Another major difference is that Invisalign aligners are removable, whereas braces require expertise and tools to adjust, making at-home removal non-existent. Patients wear aligners up to 22 hours a day in the early stages, but the fact they can be removed whenever you brush or eat is a true game-changer.
The Invisalign Procedure
Like all dental procedures, Invisalign treatment starts with an in-person examination to assess its feasibility. After this determination is made, various measures are taken to capture your bite, after which a customized treatment plan is formed. After the aligners are modeled, your dentist will arrange a fitting and secondary examination to make sure they are safe and comfortable before providing you with your new set.
Once you’ve started wearing the aligners, you’ll be scheduled for regular visits to check your progress. The frequency and amount of these visits depend on the treatment plan, which depends on how much alignment is needed to reach the goal that was established during the initial steps. At this point, you should receive new sets that accommodate the state of your alignment until the process is complete.
Why Choose Invisalign?
There’s a reason that over 70% of all U.S. dentists are certified to treat patients with Invisalign, and why it’s considered part of most dental practices. Clear aligners are a household name because they effectively improve smiles to their full potential, but also because the process is far less obvious than traditional braces.
The Benefits of Invisalign
The following are the main benefits of Invisalign aligners:
- A non-invasive way to straighten your smile
- Less obtrusive, less obvious, and less painful than braces
- Virtually unnoticeable in social situations under normal scrutiny
- Easily removable when you need to brush or eat
- Aligners cost about the same as braces
Contact Us Today for an Invisalign Consultation
To find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign, or to learn about our other services such as cosmetic dentistry and whitening, feel free to contact us at (708)360-8419